Donor Giving Societies

The Shoe Box Society for Planned Giving

The Shoe Box Society for Planned Giving is designed to honor those who utilize estate planning to support the mission of the NATA Foundation. These commitments hearken back to the visionaries who founded NATA in Kansas City in 1950. Those pioneers undoubtedly knew their efforts would benefit all who would follow them in the profession much more than themselves.

Membership is open to those who have made a planned gift or who have designated the NATA Foundation in their estate plans. Any size commitment qualifies an individual for membership.  Please contact the NATA Director, Jennifer Yoder, at (972)532-8805 to discuss your planned giving options.

Benefits to Joining

In addition to knowing that a planned gift will benefit the NATA Foundation at the AT profession in the future, you also have the opportunity to motivate others to make a planned gift or to designate the NATA Foundation in an estate plan. Members have the option of allowing us to highlight their planned giving commitment through:

  • Recognition on a plaque at the NATA office
  • Wearing a commemorative pin to wear in addition to their current recognition pin


The AT Loyal Giving Society

When Athletic Trainers support the NATA Foundation, their investment yields great  returns:

  • It will ensure practical research and education programs that will benefit them personally.
  • It will give them the tools necessary to provide the best care possible.
  • It will meaningfully help to solidify the athletic trainer’s role as the healthcare provider of choice for the physically active.

In recognition of its 25th Anniversary, the NATA Foundation created the AT Loyal Giving Society.
NATA Member’s donations are lifetime accumulated through the end of each calendar year.  Members have the opportunity to “level up” each year based on their giving accumulated totals.

Each year a member “levels up”, they will receive a new AT Loyal lapel pin signifying their commitment to the NATA Foundation and the opportunities their programs provide for the AT profession.  AT Loyal donors that “level up” the previous calendar year, can pick up their new lapel pins during the NATA Convention the following June.


Legacy Club $10,000+

Platinum Donor $5,000-$9,999

Gold Donor $2,500-$4,999

Silver Donor $1,000-$2,499

Bronze Donor $500-$999

Foundation Donor $250-$499

Foundation Friend $1-$249